Program Schedule for 2019
All events will be held at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park Clubhouse unless otherwise noted.
All programs are conducted by, or in cooperation with, the Schuylkill County Department of Parks and Recreation.
Starting April 1, 2019 at the Clubhouse
Every Monday (except holidays) from 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
5.00 per class
Contact Denise for more details
****Sugar Skull Paint and Sip
Sunday, October 20 - 2pm - In the basement at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse. (go down the steps on lake side of building)
Sugar skulls are decorative, painted representations of the human skull associated with the Southwestern tradition of the Day of the Dead. Our skulls are ceramic but, as the name suggests, this decoration was originally made of sugar and given as gifts or as offerings to honor loved ones during the Day of the Dead celebration on November 2nd. The tradition has roots in the Aztec, Mayan, and Toltec culture. Perfect for the Halloween season, this colorful motif is spreading across the country and can be seen on clothing and various items and was the basis for the animated film “The Book of Life.”
This event is part of the Sweet Arrow Arts in the Park program and is made possible, in part, with a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation. Joanne Doyle will instruct the class. Skulls and other materials will be included along with snacks. **BYOB** Adults Only 21+. Class size is limited. Registration is necessary. Cost $20 - To register call 570-345-8952 (leave a message)
Wednesday, October 23 @ 6pm - at the Sweet Arrow Lake Clubhouse.
With a mission of conservation, education, and rehabilitation, Pennsylvania Bat Rescue believes that bat species throughout the world should be valued for their ecological and environmental importance. Rehabilitation is a service, too often lacking, that is vital to injured wildlife. Education and dispelling common misconceptions is essential to the protection of bat species. If you have questions about bats, want to know what to do if you find one, or want to learn more about the species in general and the challenges they face, including the epidemic that is killing hibernating bats, Pennsylvania Bat Rescue will share information at this FREE program which will include live animals. PBR’s visit is made possible, in part, with a grant from the Schuylkill Area Community Foundation and the Reidler Family Charitable Fund. For more info call 570-345-8952 (leave a message)
****Wee Ones Walk
Saturday, November 2 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m. Waterfall Parking Lot
Join Porcupine Pat for this kids “knee high to a bread box” tour at Sweet Arrow Lake. We use our senses to explore and enjoy the early days of fall. We take a different route than the October program. Meets at Waterfall Road Parking Lot.
****Prune Shade Trees with a Purpose
Saturday, November 9th from 10 am to 3 pm. Meets at the Large Pavilion.
Join us and prune shade trees at the Sweet Arrow Lake County Park. This hands-on training will be conducted by trained pruners and certified arborist Frank Snyder. Besides learning how to properly prune trees, this workshop will help you visualize the importance of pruning with a purpose. The trees at the park will be pruned to improve branch structure, enhance tree health and create a future vision for the park. Share our vision of tall straight limb-free trees with large canopies that shades the grassy areas around the clubhouse.
Be part of a tree pruning that will have a major influence on the health and beauty of the trees and grounds at the county park.
Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions and light work activities.
This program is a co-sponsored by the Schuylkill County Conservancy and the Sweet Arrow Lake Conservation Association.